Aircraft ( ….. Amendment) Rules, 2017 (Draft Rules)

G.S.R. 559(E).-- The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Aircraft Rules, 1937, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934), is hereby published as required by section 14 of the said Act, for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby, and notice is hereby given that the said draft will be taken into consideration after a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India, in which this notification is published, are made available to the public;

Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Director-General of Civil Aviation, Opposite Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi-110003 or mail to:;

Any objection or suggestion which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the period specified above will be considered by the Central Government.

Draft Rules

1. (1) These rules may be called the Aircraft (..... Amendment) Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Aircraft Rules, 1937, in Schedule II, Section M, for para (6), the following shall be substituted, namely: -

"6. Privileges.- Subject to validity of endorsements and ratings in the licence and compliance with the relevant provisions of rules 39B, 39C and 42 of these rules, the privileges of the holder of an Airline Transport Pilot''s Licence shall be -

(a) to exercise the privileges of a Commercial Pilot''s Licence as per para 6 of Section J; and

(b) to act as Pilot-in-Command of an aeroplane having an all-up weight exceeding 5700 Kgs., which is entered in the aircraft rating of his licence, subject to his prior compliance with the following conditions:-

(i) he shall have completed on that type of aeroplane not less than one hundred hours of flight time as a Co-pilot followed by ten consecutive satisfactory route checks, of which not less than five shall be by night, under the supervision of a check pilot performing the duties and responsibilities of a Pilot-in-Command, and demonstrated his competency to fly as a Pilot-in-Command to the satisfaction of the Director-General:...

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